I got a little counted beadwork kit for Christmas. It is from Ann's Orchard Needlework and is, perhaps not surprisingly, a picture of a bunny.
It is basically half cross stitch, but you slide a bead onto the thread with every stitch. The rabbit and flowers are size 11/0 seed beads, the background is tapestry wool, also done as half cross stitch. I think that's called tent stitch.
It took just a couple of hours, but I quite enjoyed it. I think I have a book of counted beadwork that I picked up in a charity shop, I should perhaps dig it out as I certainly don't have a shortage of seed beads!